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Student Community Center, Multipurpose Room
Please join us for a special roundtable event. Walter JohnsonRobin Kelley & Lisa Lowe will discuss the importance of the study of racial capitalism in our contemporary moment - its pasts, presents, and futures. Join us for the roundtable conversation on how racial capitalism has re-shaped crucial debates and what work remains to be done.
This initiative brings UC Davis faculty and graduate students together with outside scholars and activists to advance a research agenda that focuses on racial capitalism. The historical relationship between race and capitalism is one of the most enduring and controversial debates in U.S. historiography. Sometimes explicitly, often only implicitly acknowledged, it shapes fundamental questions about inequality, value, life, bondage, and freedom, among others, across the disciplines of race and ethnic studies, history, literary studies, law, economics, sociology and anthropology. Over the course of the next three years we will be staging dialogues across current work and chart new directions for the study of racial capitalism. Please see the full schedule, download pre-circulated papers, and preview fall events, here.
We also invite graduate students and faculty to join us for a meet-and-greet with our roundtable participants, Walter Johnson, Robin Kelley, and Lisa Lowe on Wednesday February 28th from 2-3:30 in Hart Hall 3201. If you wish to join us for this please RSVP to
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